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The Incomparable Mothership is the flagship of the Incomparable podcast network. It’s all about geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell and friends.

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    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 615 Ratings

The Incomparable Mothership is the flagship of the Incomparable podcast network. It’s all about geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell and friends.

    Law of Conservation of Boots

    Law of Conservation of Boots

    With “Furiosa: A Mad Max Story” in theaters, we thought we would dip back to the original (aka, the fourth) Mad Max movie, “Mad Max: Fury Road” from 2015. It’s a big car chase followed by a race, it’s two hours long, and it’s considered one of the greatest films of all time. Witness us!...

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Three Novellas in a Trench Coat

    Three Novellas in a Trench Coat

    Our 2024 book club shortlist read continues with “Shigidi and the Brass Head of Obalufon”, “The Terraformers,” and “Some Desperate Glory.” We enjoyed them all, to varying degrees! Plus: What else are we reading?...

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Starfighters in Their Office Chairs

    Starfighters in Their Office Chairs

    It’s been 40 years since the release of 1984’s “The Last Starfighter,” so we finally give this visually groundbreaking film its due. Did we find the early CGI effects as charming as the plot of a small town kid becoming a galactic hero in the distant reaches of space?...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Swept up in the Deadpool of It All

    Swept up in the Deadpool of It All

    You just can’t kill us, unless we’re wearing something on our necks that means you can. We’re back to cover 2018’s “Deadpool 2,” which bring you… more Deadpool. Not necessarily a bad thing, but should it have tried to elevate its game? Does its ending completely invalidate the story? And what’s the serious plot element at the center of the ridiculous meta superhero action?...

    • 55 min
    The Real Villain is Trauma

    The Real Villain is Trauma

    With a third movie on the way, it’s time for us to tackle an R-rated “X-Men” spinoff, everyone’s favorite glutton for punishment, 2016’s “Deadpool.” Did it pass the test of skeptical first-time viewers? Does its balance of humor and ultraviolence work? And why did we find this deeply unserious movie strangely affecting?...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Don't Let Books Make You Cry

    Don't Let Books Make You Cry

    We begin our walk through the 2024 nominees for Best Novel from the Hugo and Nebula Awards. First up: “Starter Villain” by John Scalzi, “Translation State” by Ann Leckie, and “Witch King” by Martha Wells....

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
615 Ratings

615 Ratings

RktLg_Sqre ,

Great

Love recomendable 100 percent

Drizzle Dry ,

Eh. It’s ok.

Quality of episodes depends on which guests are on. Some guests are good and others are awful. There is no disagreement on anything amongst the hosts just complete group think.

It gets too woke at times. Attempts to cram feminism or pick your woke topic into conversations has left me rolling my eyes and deleting shows too often. Whether it’s lobbying for Hercules to be pansexual or counting the number of women in Batman Begins you can see where some conversations go.

Also yeah the girl who cannot like um speak you know like yeah without um and uh like needs to go you know like yeah.

Addition to previous review: the wokeness continues to grow and newer guests pale in comparison to older guests.

Every movie discussion I have listened to they get offended by something. It’s like they sit down beforehand and make it a point to find something to virtue signal about. It must be difficult in life finding things to be offended by.

I have given this podcast more chances than it deserved because I like movie related podcasts but this one is unlistenable.

DocWallaby ,

Incomparable Groupthink

There have been an increasing number of episodes over the last couple of years that have left me more angry than thoughtful or entertained.

What it comes down to is this: there seem to be more and more ignorant, uneducated takes and misunderstandings or misrepresentations, and the group just goes along with it. It’s like listening to Stella Zinman (Sarah Chalke) from HIMYM describe why she hated Star Wars, except instead of having someone push back, everyone nods along and is like, “Yeah, why do they act like the talking bear is contributing?”

I think it’s time for me to check out. At least when ScreenCrush’s Ryan Arey makes a boneheaded take (or a whole season of ‘em), you can expect him to address it in a future video. No such mea culpas from an Incomparable panel.

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